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Chase ends with crash in Sandy; stolen TVs recovered
First Published Mar 03 2014 10:50 am • Last Updated Mar 03 2014 10:44 pm

A police chase that began after several televisions were stolen at knifepoint from an American Fork Walmart store ended late Monday morning in a crash near Interstate 15 in Sandy.

American Fork police began the pursuit after receiving a 911 call on the robbery, and it eventually involved several other law enforcement agencies as it wound through Lehi and into Salt Lake County.

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Sandy police Sgt. Jon Arnold said traffic spike strips were deployed on I-15 south of Sandy, slowing down the suspect vehicle. At about 9:40 a.m., the car — a gold, late-model four-door sedan — took the 9000 South exit into Sandy and collided with a pickup truck.

American Fork and Lehi officers quickly took a man and a woman into custody. They were taken by ambulance to Intermountain Medical Center in Murray for treatment; the woman was to stay overnight for observation, and the man was booked into the Utah County jail, American Fork police said.

Several new, large-screen TV sets were recovered from the trunk of the vehicle.

Emergency crews took several hours to clear wreckage from the scene and reopen 9000 South.


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